Check out our Research Page for information on our study on the use of the upper arm strap with shoulder instabilities
in swimmers. You may qualify to be a participant!
"Team Concorde" patients at the 2014 Ohio HS Swimming & Diving Championships
qualified 42 athletes from 21 schools in 96 events. We had 21 top-8 finishers and another 20 top-16 finishers. And
for the 15th year of the last 16, we had a State Champion!!
Sports Medicine and Swimming
They used to say --
"If it hurts when you swim…
That approach just doesn't work anymore!!
Taking Care of the Special Needs of Swimmers
Welcome to our Swimmer's Sports Medicine site! We've brought together information on several topic areas related to swimmers' injuries,
including some good ideas on self management and prevention.
Our attention is focused to a large extent on the shoulder. A high
school swimmer performing a workout of 6,000 yards can expect to make over 2,000 overhead cycles with each arm during that swim! Some
studies have reported that as many as 60-70% of swimmers will experience shoulder pain which restricts their training at some point
in their career. In short, there's plenty of room for improvement in preventative measures!
Swimmers also experience knee pain
(particularly breaststrokers), back pain and, to a lesser degree, inflammatory problems of the neck, arms and legs.
Some of these
injuries stem from technique problems. Many result from training increases which are too aggressive, (too far, too fast, too soon).
Most are related to simple fatigue in key muscle groups, contributing to stroke breakdown as the swimmer tires.
in swimmers began over 24 years ago, when we got tired of hearing that old line, "If your shoulder hurts when you swim...don't swim!"
We didn't (and still don't) believe that was acceptable, so we started to do something about it.
We hope you will find good practical
and useful information here for dealing with the aches and pains of swimming which go beyond typical sore muscles. Drop us an email
) if there's something else you'd like to hear about, or if you have other strategies that might be useful
to share with others.